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ICYMI: Back To the Future: Using Mass Media for Extension Communications Webinar

Molly Immendorf ·
Yesterday’s Back the Future: Using Mass Media for Extension Communications webinar had over 300 participants who engaged with the Mass Media Pollinators New Technologies in Agricultural Education (NTAE) grant project team who shared what they have learned so far creating a mass media campaign to encourage the creation of more pollinator habitats. 
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Welcome to Connect Extension & Getting Started

Aaron Weibe ·
Welcome to Connect Extension. This is the main page that is viewable by anyone. To create posts, add content, or access groups - you will need to register. If you want to post content for anyone to see, this is the place to do it. The calendar on this main page is the next generation of eXtension's "Learn" system. There are a number of options for posting - including blogs, calendar events, and more. If you want to get more specific and post to only a certain audience - try visiting the...
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eXtension Migrates Learn Platform to Connect Extension

Aaron Weibe ·
Over the past few years, the eXtension Foundation has been migrating its custom technology platforms to commercial tools. This has resulted in providing Cooperative Extension professionals with better technology solutions that are consistent with industry standards and provides greater flexibility, usability, and marketability. To date, the Articles publishing platform (articles.extension.org) and its companion content-authoring platform Create (create.extension.org) where former eXtension...
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What’s it Like to Work with the eXtension Foundation as an NTAE Project? - Bridging the GAPs

Aaron Weibe ·
eXtension recently announced the opportunity for nominations for the New Technologies for Agricultural Extension (NTAE) for Year 2 projects. The nomination form will be available on June 15th until July 20th, 2020. Selected projects will receive wrap around services from the eXtension Foundation to support and amplify the project/program outcomes. Wrap around services include: Project/Program advisory support from a Catalyst (current or past senior program or administrative Cooperative...
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The Ins and Outs of the Learn Calendar on Connect Extension

Aaron Weibe ·
I’ve received a number of GREAT questions about the Learn calendar here on Connect Extension. What is it? Who can use it? What’s the value in using it? I thought it would also be helpful to explain some of the things that are happening on the backend that many might not be aware of - and how you, as Cooperative Extension professionals, can take advantage of that with ease! First - who can use it? Anybody in Cooperative Extension can use it. You do not need to be a member of the eXtension...
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How To Find the Recordings for Past Events & Search the Learn Calendar Archive

Aaron Weibe ·
Last week, I posted about the Ins & Outs of the Learn Calendar on Connect Extension, the different things that happen behind the scenes when you publish an event to it, and how eXtension helps to market those events for you. Another question I often receive is where can I access the recording of a recent event? The short answer : for eXtension-hosted events, we update the calendar items with the recordings. I typically remove the “Register Here” button and replace it with “Recording...
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Re: How To Find the Recordings for Past Events & Search the Learn Calendar Archive

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
This is so helpful. Thank you!
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Re: Live Stream Today at 2 PM ET! Start Simple with MyPlate: Your “go to” nutrition resource!

Ang DeSmith ·
Please forward the recording Take care of yourself, -Ang Angela DeSmith, RD Pronouns: she/her/hers FoodWIse County Coordinator Adams/Juneau Counties University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension I am following Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal guidelines due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. I am working remotely. I am checking phone messages from office phone once per week. Adams County Juneau County 569 North Cedar Street, Suite 3 220 E. State Street,...
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Live Stream Today at 2 PM ET! Start Simple with MyPlate: Your “go to” nutrition resource!

Aaron Weibe ·
Recording Available Here Learn how Start Simple with MyPlate can help you reach consumers with nutrition information based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn about recent consumer insights. Discover easy to use resources to make your nutrition outreach easy.
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Re: Live Stream Today at 2 PM ET! Start Simple with MyPlate: Your “go to” nutrition resource!

Aaron Weibe ·
The recording has been made available and can be found here .
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ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtual Field Days

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
More than 50 Cooperative Extension professionals from across the nation gathered virtually to discuss Virtual Field Days. The chat contains a wealth of tips, links and lessons learned. Questions that were posed (and capably answered!) include: What are some ideas to move a Field Days event online? What examples of virtual Field Days have you done/seen/been a part of? Please describe and share links, if possible. For those who have done virtual Field Days, what were some of the challenges you...
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Too Many Notifications? Not Enough? Here's How to Adjust Your Settings

Aaron Weibe ·
A couple of months ago, I wrote a post on how to adjust your notification settings here in Connect Extension. It occurred to me this week that we have many more users now than when I originally wrote that. So, I thought I would share this information again: You have control over your own settings - how many or how few notifications you wish to receive. You can turn them all off entirely, or pick and choose what you would like to receive based upon content type. You can also customize your...
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ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtualizing and Social Distancing Horticulture and Master Garden Volunteer Programs

Stephanie A Pully ·
In case you missed it: We had an excellent live chat with 58 participants discussing all the innovative ways to move horticulture and Master Gardener volunteer programs to a virtual platform! Some of the ideas included virtual Ask An Expert sessions, virtual coffee hours, webinar series, podcasts, and more. To see more including tips for marketing virtual programs, best practices and lessons learned, and suggested platforms, check out the chat archive ! Your co-hosts, Stephanie Pully and...
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Re: ICYMI: Connect Extension Chat: Virtualizing and Social Distancing Horticulture and Master Garden Volunteer Programs

Former Member ·
If you missed the call there is a recording available. This is for the social distancing and master gardner program. [The Ohio State University] Michael Schweinsberg Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences OSU Extension Paulding County OSU Extension, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, OH 45879 419-399-8225 Office / 419-786-0207 Mobile schweinsberg.5@osu.edu<mailto:schweinsberg.5@osu.edu> / paulding.osu.edu<...
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Health and Well Being Subgroup Open to New Members

Roger Rennekamp ·
A new subgroup for Extension faculty and staff working in the area of health and well being has opened its doors to new members. The new subgroup’s Connect Extension platform is designed to serve as a virtual gathering place for members to interact around “all things health.” The group is a diverse community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to experience optimal health and well-being across the life span through a focus on both health...
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Re: Health and Well Being Subgroup Open to New Members

Sheila G ·
Thanks for this!
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Connect Extension Podcast Now Available

Aaron Weibe ·
The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce that our Connect Extension Podcast is now available! Each month in Connect Extension, eXtension hosts a virtual chat on a different topic area to highlight best practices and innovations throughout Cooperative Extension. In June 2020, we hosted a virtual chat on virtual field days, led by @Victor Villegas , Oregon State University Extension Service, and @Rose Hayden-Smith , eXtension Technology in Extension Education Fellow Following each...
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ICYMI: Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Mind, Community, and Institution

Lindsey Lunsford ·
182 Extension professionals came together recently for a panel discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion for social race relations (mind), community leader input (community), and Extension leadership input (institution). Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward, Regional Director, Urban West Regional Office, University of Missouri Extension, Dr. Lindsey Lunsford, Sustainable Food Systems Resource Specialist, Tuskegee University, and Krystle J. Allen, Extension Associate (Emergency Preparedness &...
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Two Health Fellowship Positions Now Open, Deadline August 28, 2020

Aaron Weibe ·
Position Funded by Molina Foundation Position Administered by eXtension Position Led by @Roger Rennekamp The total amount of dollars available is $20,000.00, divided into two 10K contracts Contract conditions and terms: This will be a fixed term contract (so level of effort needs to be considered). 20K is about 1 day a week of an Extension professional’s time for a year. This is for 2 Extension professionals – 10K each. Contract Timeline – 1 year – September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021.
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Practicing Connection in a Complex World: Collaboration

Jessica Beckendorf ·
In this episode of the Practicing Connection in a Complex World podcast, hosts Jessica Beckendorf and Bob Bertsch explore different perspectives on collaboration. Is there a mindset that leads to collaboration? How can we encourage collaborations that create something new? What makes for a good collaboration? You can stay in touch with us and connect with our Practicing Connection community by subscribing to our email list. Subscribe now. Practicing Connection in a Complex World Podcast You...
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Re: Practicing Connection in a Complex World: Collaboration

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
Thanks for sharing this!
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Re: Practicing Connection in a Complex World: Collaboration

Jessica Beckendorf ·
Thanks for checking it out! I hope you enjoy it!
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1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Aaron Weibe ·
Click Here on August 27th at 1 PM ET to Join the Virtual Chat Each month, the eXtension Foundation will host a virtual chat here on Connect Extension, available to all Cooperative Extension professionals. The purpose of these short virtual chats is to highlight best practices and innovation throughout Cooperative Extension. Each session will be a different topic area. For August 27, 2020, we will be discussing Asynchronous Programs and how we are making our formally face-to-face programs...
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Re: 1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Gemma ·
Can’t get into the room/chat/whatever. Will this be recorded? Warmly, Gemma As you know, the State of California has issued a shelter-at-home order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the state 4-H office people are now working remotely. We are still here to answer your questions and address needs during this unprecedented situation. [signature_719300967] The information transmitted, including attachments, is intended only for the person(s) or entity to which it is addressed and may contain...
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Re: 1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Margaret Grillo ·
Not allowing me in UConn Extension Ties Research to Real Life[signature_1003890574] I prefer the term 'physical distancing'. It seems like we need more social connections now than ever before." Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of Mass General, offers words of inspiration in a recent appearance on the Today Show. Like us on Face Book - UConn 4-H New Haven County UConn Extension 4-H Cris Clover and Middlesex & New Haven 4-H Fair 4-H is a community of young people across America who are...
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Re: 1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Gemma ·
I can't get into the chat. Screen shows "Streaming On/Sound On" but nothing is showing.
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Re: 1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Aaron Weibe ·
Margaret - it appears that you were clicking the link, but you still have to login to participate by clicking "Sign In" on the main navigation
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Re: 1 PM ET Today! Connect Extension Chat - Asynchronous Programs

Aaron Weibe ·
Gemma - it appears that you were clicking the link, but you still have to login to participate by clicking "Sign In" on the main navigation
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ICYMI- Asynchronous Programs

CallieWard_USU ·
Nearly five dozen Cooperative Extension professionals from across the nation gathered to discuss asynchronous programs an d how we are making our formerly face-to-face programs available to clientele who want to learn on their own time not necessarily at the same time as everyone else like a webinar. We and our clientele are busier than ever and often cannot participate in synchronous events, so in order to reach them, we need to turn to provide programs asynchronously. As per the chat, most...
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Re: ICYMI- Asynchronous Programs

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
This was a wonderful chat and I learned so much!
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ICYMI: Healthy Eating, Social Media, & Lower Income Communities – A Research Review

Aaron Weibe ·
Yesterday, we hosted a webinar led by Jessica Larson - Public Affairs Specialist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture. She provided a research review that offered insights on how various SNAP-eligible audiences use social media channels, particularly when it comes to health and healthy eating. Participants had a chance to find out which platforms are preferred by different lower income populations to more effectively communicate healthy eating messages...
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Digital Technology eFieldbook Webinar Shares Project Info & Findings

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
More than three dozen Cooperative Extension professionals joined in a webinar to learn more about eXtension's new Using Digital Technology eFieldbook . @ashleygriffin @Jerry Thomas and @rosehayden-smith offered a panel discussion that explored the eFieldbook content and features, the Fellowship project (including professional development activities), lessons learned, and findings from the eXtension Technology Futuring Project. The eFieldbook was produced as part of of eXtension’s New...
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County Connectivity Landscape Dashboard Announced

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
COVID-19 has sped the adoption of virtual programming in Cooperative Extension across the nation and has highlighted a need for information about connectivity at the county level for use in planning virtual programs. A new tool developed by a team at Purdue University may help. With funding from eXtension Foundation, they’ve created a County Connectivity Landscape Dashboard to help Cooperative Extension professionals as they plan online programming and outreach methods. Dr. Roberto Gallardo,...
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Recap of "DNA Demystified" Virtual Chat

Dr Alan McHughen ·
Summary of discussion Q&A from virtual chat 'DNA Demystified" We had a great discussion of several topics, with probing questions and lively discussion. Below is a summary of a select few. For the full chat, see the archive at https://connect.extension.org/...stified-virtual-chat Query: What DNA and genetics basics should Cooperative Extension professionals understand? Summary: At least the basics up to first year college. We should know about basic structure and function of DNA, and how...
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Re: Recap of "DNA Demystified" Virtual Chat

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
This was a wonderful chat, Alan! Thanks for moderating! I learned a lot. Hope we can do this again!
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New Email Notification System for Connect Extension: Daily or Weekly Digest Now Available

Aaron Weibe ·
First, thank you all for being a part of Connect Extension. It is wonderful to see the different online events being shared to the Learn calendar from around the country and all the excellent content that you create! Since launching in March, we've heard one bit of feedback pretty regularly and that was the notification system here in Connect Extension. While users have always been able to customize their notification settings to their liking, we certainly understand that the default...
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Organizations Partner to Combat the Digital Divide by Launching Searchable Wi-Fi Map for Needed Broadband Connections

Aaron Weibe ·
American Connection Project organizations launch an interactive tool for users to locate more than 2,300 free Wi-Fi locations in 49 states ARDEN HILLS, MINN. (October 20, 2020) – Several partner organizations today announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than 2,300 free Wi-Fi locations across 49 U.S. states. The map includes Wi-Fi locations from Land O’Lakes, Inc. and its ag retail...
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Recap of "Prescribed fire education training" Virtual Chat

Carrie Berger ·
Summary of discussion Q&A from virtual chat "Prescribed fire education training" We had a great discussion of several prescribed fire topics - liability, insurance, training format, and more! Below is a summary of some of our discussions. For the full chat, see the archive at https://connect.extension.org/chat-event/connect-extension-chat-prescribed-fire-education-training Query: The State of Oregon mandated a certified burn manager program in the early 90’s, however, the mandate was not...
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Practicing Connection in a Complex World: Working Out Loud

Jessica Beckendorf ·
In this episode , hosts Jessica Beckendorf and Bob Bertsch explore john Stepper’s Working Out Loud framework in the context of building relationships for resilience. Jessica and Bob discuss five elements of Working Out Loud: purposeful discovery, relationships, generosity, visible work, and growth mindset. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts , or Stitcher , or you can listen on our website .
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Practicing Connection in a Complex World: VUCA and VUCA Prime

Jessica Beckendorf ·
In this episode , Karen Pedersen , Dean for Global Campus at Kansas State University, talks about how the VUCA framework (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) has helped her better understand the world, and how the VUCA Prime framework (vision, understanding, clarity, and agility) has helped her lead in and respond to a VUCA world. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts , or Stitcher , or listen on our website .
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Practicing Connection in a Complex World: Community Resilience

Jessica Beckendorf ·
In this episode , hosts Jessica Beckendorf and Bob Bertsch collaborate with Danielle Swallow and Chris Petrone of Sea Grant Delaware to explore community resilience in the face of hazards and disasters. Danielle and Chris have been integrating resilience into their work with Sea Grant Delaware for several years. They share their thoughts on community resilience, stories of people coming together to address the impacts of disasters, and tips for how to start building your individual, family,...
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ICYMI: How to Host Engaging Webinars

Rose Hayden-Smith ·
The COVID-19 crisis means that Extension professionals are using webinars even more frequently to extend knowledge and information. Creating engaging online learning experiences for our clientele and peers is critical to our success in this new virtual environment. This webinar - offered by eXtension Foundation staff in partnership with Delaware State University Cooperative Extension - provided an opportunity for participants to reinforce the basics and learn more about advanced features. In...
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Re: ICYMI: 63 Extension Professionals joined the Connect Extension Chat on Gamifying Food Labels

Stacey Stearns ·
Resources Shared During the Chat: UConn EFNEP Fat Game: https://bit.ly/EFNEP_FatGame Healthy Lifestyle Resources (Baylor): https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare...-lifestyle-resources Water Calculator: https://www.watercalculator.org/ National Geographic Food Education: https://www.nationalgeographic...tion/food-education/ FDA Whyville Snack Shack Games: https://www.fda.gov/food/nutri...le-snack-shack-games H5P Virtual Tour: https://h5p.org/virtual-tour-360 H5P Interactive Content:...
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ICYMI: 63 Extension Professionals joined the Connect Extension Chat on Gamifying Food Labels

Stacey Stearns ·
Our team at University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension is developing a game to help consumers understand food labels. The Connect Extension chat included questions about food labels and gamification in Extension programs. You can access the chat archive at: https://connect.extension.org/chat-event/connect-extension-virtual-chat-gamifying-food-labels . Chat participants agreed that there is confusion with labels and terms among the consumer audiences. They don't know what is healthy and what...
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Using Data to Understand the Community You Serve

Teja Pristavec ·
Are you or would you like to be using data in your work to understand and improve the communities you serve? Do you want to know more about about the opportunities you have to make data-driven decisions for your constituents' well-being, and to monitor your community's progress? Are you interested in sharing your experiences and needs with other Extension professionals? If so, join us for a virtual chat on Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 1pm to 2pm EST . Our team is preparing an eFieldBook...

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